I realized that for the past while, my blog has been mostly filled with reviews. I am grateful for being able to catch up with so much TV and movie watching, as well as reading. It has been very inspiring. Yet, I think it’s time I actually bring up what I have been up to on the writing front. There has been a lot of writing going on!
On the academic side, I have been deep in article writing. I am currently working on my third piece since end of July, and I have at least one or two more to do right after this one is done. I wrote/will be writing about the following topics:
- Pacific Rim and Yoko Tsuno
- Star Wars (Jedi Younglings)
- Disney Princesses/Nala/Leia Organa
- Vidding and pedagogy
I am still unsure of what topic I will focus on for a possible remaining call for papers I have on my to do list. I am taking things one at a time, as it always works better for me. Right now, I have four confirmed upcoming publications (3 essays and 1 book) and I am waiting on answers for 6 articles and my Scully book proposal. I hope that I will get positive answers and some of these will be published in the future! Regarding my Scully book project, I have a lengthy list of possible publishers, so that will help me submit until it gets accepted.
Then, there is the fiction side, which is a huge surprise. I haven’t dabbed into original fiction in almost a decade, save for some note takings and world building every once in a while (and not since 2010). A universe I only briefly took (many) notes for came back to me full force. I hadn’t touched it in more than four years but I have been working on it for the past ten days and it is an exhilarating feeling. I had forgotten my love for original fiction. I am outlining several short stories (as it will be the road I take) and have been doing lots of reading and research to get back into the writing craft and self publishing, since my academic writing is always published in a given journal or by a specific publisher. I am pretty excited about all of this.
I have also been toying with possible blog contributions to other websites, but this is on hold for the time being as I want to focus on finishing the articles and outlining my short stories. I hope to get something in the making this Fall!